I hope you'll leave a comment with your opinion on this.
Suppose that you're a high school junior taking a load of rigorous courses. Suppose that you and your classmates had spent days studying for your first big test. Suppose that the instructor informed everyone before hand that they shouldn't expect to make a 100 % on this test because it's college level material and the class is not used to this kind of exam yet.
Now suppose that you're at lunch on the day of the test and your best friend (who's also number 2 in the class rank) has copies of LAST year's tests from the same course and is studying from them. When you arrive in class and sit down, the teacher passes out the SAME test. Your friend makes an excellent grade, because she had all the answers. The rest of you have to take what you earned.
Is this cheating??
I have had opinions both ways from family members. Some say that if the teacher doesn't collect the previous tests than that means they don't care if the students share them with upcoming classes. So technically, my Oldest could have worked his behind off to pass this class and my daughter would be within her rights to mooch off his work and make good grades?? I don't agree.
I think that using someone else's tests to study is cheating. The other kids in the class don't have the advantage of having copies of the test at their disposal.
What do you think?